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The Crash Bandicoot Reboot Is Nearly Here And We're So Desperate To Play

The game is set to be released in 2017.

05/12/2016 10:14 AM AEDT | Updated 05/12/2016 12:56 PM AEDT

Prepare be transported straight back to the 90s because Crash Bandicoot is making a comeback and the trailer will have your 1997 inner-self squealing in delight.

On the Playstation Blog, developer Vicarious Visions have now finally disclosed some of the juicy details about the game and given gamers a first look at the reboot.

They've even addressed the question on everyone gamer's lips -- "is the new Crash Bandicoot a remaster or a remake?"

Basically it's nearly impossible to make a traditional remaster of the games as their roughly 20 years old (can you believe it?!) and technology has changed A LOT since then. So they've done things a little different.

"We know how much you all love the original games, so we didn't want to fully remake them. The N. Sane Trilogy is a remaster plus," the blog said.

The developers created the game by looking into what made the original games so popular, studying original concept art and commercials and playing a lot of The Naughty Dog.

"We went even further back to understand the material that originally inspired Naughty Dog, including Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and Looney Tunes," the blog post explained.

The company then rebuilt levels, characters and cinematics based on the old features. They also added some new features such as a unified checkpointing and a save game system as well as time trials in all three games.

"Using the original level geometry from Naughty Dog as a guide, we rebuilt the Crash gameplay from scratch, capturing its simplicity and precision," the post explained.

"As the levels began to take shape, we layered in our own lush and zany art, animation, and audio."

We are doing thumb exercises in preparation already.

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